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in the united states coast guard in 1939. he served the country during world war ii, rising to the rank of signalman first class. douglas munro was killed in action on september 27, 1942, shielding 500 united states marines from enemy fire during an evacuation. he volunteered to head the boats for the evacuation and he placed himself and his boats as cover for the last marine to leave. during this time, douglas munro was fatally wounded. reportedly he remained conscious long enough to say four words -- did they get off? douglas munro was awarded the medal of honor and the purple heart. the bravery and sacrifice of douglas munro saved hundreds of marines and should be honored and remembered. i think it's appropriate to ensure that he will always be remembered by naming the united states coast guard headquarters in his honor. therefore, i support the passage of this legislation, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized. ms. norton: mr. speaker, i thank the gentleman for his remarks. th
the flames and cut off the gas. just minutes ago the assistant commander of the united states coast guard says he has heard the well's blowout preventer did not cut the flow as it was designed to do. that's exactly what happened with the deep water horizon disaster three years ago now. in this new case, the company reports it is still investigating exactly what went wrong. hurricane -- hercules offshore is the company that owns the site. it confirms they did have a blow out before it caught fire. all 44 workers escaped but the natural gas is still flowing and the rig is still burning and as you can see from this photograph, the whole thing has begun to collapse into the water. but an official who worked on the cleanup after the b.p. catastrophe points out the flames we're now seeing are actually a good sign it has natural gas, not a crude oil and the natural gas at the present time it's on fire so the fire is consuming the natural gas coming out oof the well. >> fire burning off the natural gas and keeping it from polluting the water. there is another key factor that makes it very differe
colleagues in the united states coast guard for your service in providing a first responder service to ensure that americans at sea enjoy the same level of safety and security that they do on land. as we have heard today and in previous hearings, the coast guard plays a critical role in the safety and security of cruiseship passengers from ensuring the crew ships that mak u.s. areof call in the in compliance with environmental regulations to responding to accidents. i know you have 11 statutory missions and you're having to balance, as all federal agencies are, all of those missions under the constraints of the sequester. so my question is -- can you speak to the resource constraints that you have in terms of your emergency response capability and also your inspection regime? you, senator. we believe, we conduct our marine safety missions risk- based, so we put the most resources we have to those vessels that pose the greatest risk. we do believe we have the resources at present that we need to continue to conduct our oversight of what other flags are doing, what the class societies are doing
procedure by his crew. >> that's an amazing story. >>> "usa today" the united states coast guard says a combination of water and gas is leaking from a well 75 miles off the coast of louisiana. the leak began after crews lost control on monday evening while attempting to plug the well. >> "new york daily news," mexico has officially surpassed the united states as the most obese country in the world. according to a study by the united nation, mexico has a 32.8% obesity rate overtaking the u.s. one in six suffer from diabetes where the disease is estimated to kill nearly 70,000 people a year. >> going to leave that story alone. "baltimore sun" a democratic congresswoman introduced legislation to set up a national park on the moon. the apollo lunar landing legacy act plans to preserve the landing site as a park preventing future activity there including mining. the plan also aims to ensure the preservation of artifacts left behind by u.s. astronauts such as flags and golf balls. in a place where we have trouble -- >> i know that sounds like really nuts. >> it does. >> but when you stop to
that was heading to the united states from south america. but the smugglers did not give up so easily. the coast guard said it had to shoot out the engine of the drug smuggler's boat and then seize the 2,300 pounds of cocaine. >>> the wife of the driver involved in that deadly limo fire in california says he was arguing with her on the phone at the time. the wife tells the qu"san jose mercury news" he had music blaring to keep the new bride and her friends to hear the conversation. was he too distracted to hear the screams for help? brown hasn't commented on these new details. >>> arbitrary and discriminatory, that's how walmart describes a washington, d.c., bill that requires certain retailers to pay a living wage in the city. the bill targets companies with $1 billion in annual revenues. footprints of 75,000 square feet or more and employees who make $50,000 or less per year. joining me now is one of the original co-sponsors of that bill. he is good morning mr. orange. >> good morning. just take us back. i mean, you came up with this idea for a living wage in washington, d.c. knowing wal-mart
the united states coast guard because they are close to the water. those people are immediately notified. they give information out that says what kind of aircraft, where the aircraft is, what they believe has happened. they tell them how much fuel was on board or an estimate how much fuel and give an estimate of the number of passengers. they refer to them as souls on board. >> there was no indication this plane was in trouble that we know of. yet survivors say firefighters were on the scene immediately. where do they come from? >> there are fire stations on the aeronautical area, that is right in the intersection between the runways. they cross at a certain point. near that. the faa requires that rescue firefighters get their first piece of fire fighting equipment on scene and begin dispensing fire fighting product in three minutes or less. >> there hasn't been a crash at fso for a decade. every day they are vigilant waiting for something to happen. >> and they respond to emergencies that don't make the news. >> we know they were dispersing foam on top of it. looks like some of the sli
schools in the northeast, and they build into in support ofion the united states navy and in support of the coast guard is love. it is going to be simply -- coast guard as well. it is simply a matter of mathematics. they will do less. i think we will lose some of those. >> the real challenge we have under the worst sequester theario is the steepness of cut. what we found over time, and we now understand very well this time around is that it is very hard to get structure out quickly. we cannot get people out fast enough. what that means is the only other leverage you have a readiness and modernization. readiness and modernization are very technical things. jettisoning a number of modernization programs or vastly trimming them down, and we will be reducing readiness, which includes depots, work, which is also technical. i worry about that. as we get smaller, the tendency under the rules we have is that the last person in is the first person out. that is our seed corn. all these young technically adept folks that are seeking to comment or are already in, they are the first to go go. we
where passengers can file suit in the united states where claims can run into the millions of dollars. >> new details about the sailboat skipper who led the coast guard on a chase over the weekend. this is video of the man arrested on sunday night. he faces charges of sending a false distress call, failing to stop the boat in response to orders and assaulting an officer. he told officers any attempt to board my vessel is an act of war. he has passports from new zealand and ireland and in custody on immigration hold with another court date of august 7. >> bart gates will make noises to help users with proposes sounds today will be discussed in oakland downtown at 2:30 today. >> foggy in san francisco, mine, but that is not the case everywhere in the bay area. >> that is true. the fog is limited to mostly san francisco and along the coast. you can see the embarcadero center where that cloud cover is hanging around and the air quality has low amounts of tree and ragweed and low mold and pollen and ozone is moderate to low but the u.v. index is high today. this is how it looks south side,
are headquartered in the united states and most of her passengers are u.s. citizens and use airports and ports and the services of the coast guard. and many other government agencies but because you flag your ships and other countries and maintain the fiction that you earn most of your income outside u.s. territory, you do not pay your fair share of taxes in this country. iwould like you to know that am market on legislation to close this loophole. my staff has been working with the finance committee and the joint committee on taxation to develop legislation that would require your industry to take your fair share of taxes. i will be introducing this legislation later this week. i thank you all for your attendance and i thank you for your patience. is hearing is adjourned. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> on the next "washington journal" conversation on the u.s. economy since president obama took office. look set u.s. and global energy production and consumption. "washington journal" is live on c-span every day
's pumping in the heat and humidity to the gulf coast states, stretching up towards the northeast. check out the highs across the united states from coast to coast. heat and humidity all the way up to the northeast. a high of 93 in boston, that's warmer than south florida. triple digits over phoenix, and the heat continues over the midwest. that's the forecast from coast to coast, let's look outside your front door. and this weather report is brought to you by purina. i said i feed my dog that. >> what kind of dog? >> a black lab. >> i love labs. >> i would like to say little, but she's 70 pounds. >> everything you need to know about julie durda this morning. getting back to the plane crash in san francisco. and the question, how do so many passengers get out alive after the plane made the landing and caught fire? it's more common than you might think. the science of survival after this quick break. >>> and switch gears to the pressure on dandy andy murray on center court. can he become the first brit to win wimbledon in 77 years? (announcer) flavors this delicious are worth searching for. f
, and they build into them this passion for what, that i saw in the workforce there in support of the united states navy and in fact support of the coast guard as well. it's going to be simply a matter of mathematics. they're going to do less of that so i think we will lose some of those. >> fundamentally the real challenge we have under the worst sequester scenario is the steepness of this cut and what we found over time and we now understand very well this time around it is very hard to get force structure out quickly. force structure meaning people. we can't get people out fast enough. the only leverage that you have are readiness and modernization. readiness and modernization are very technical things. we will be jettisoning basically a number of modernization programs or vastly trimming them down and we'll be reducing readiness, which includes depot work and that is also technical. so i worry about that. the other thing as we get smaller the tendency under the rules we have is sort of last person in is the first person out. so that is our seed corn. all these young technically adept folks thin
. flooding. look at in this is a coast guard rescue. a punishing amount of rain. the flooding near phoenix, a live report from where this is happening ahead. another round of severe weather to hit parts of the united states. janice dean will join us live inside "the fox report." which is deposited in your fidelity account. is that it? actually... there's no annual fee and no limits on rewards. and with the fidelity cash management account debit card, you get reimbursed for all atm fees. is that it? oh, this guy, too. turn more of the money you spend into money you invest. it's everyday reinvesting for your personal economy. ♪ and now there's a new way to do the same for your dog. introducing new purina dog chow light & healthy. it's a no-sacrifices, calorie-light way to help keep him trim, with a deliciously tender and crunchy kibble blend he'll love. and 22% fewer calories than dog chow. discover the lighter side of strong. new purina dog chow light & healthy. [ herbie ] eh, hold on brent, what's this? mmmm, nice car. there's no doubt, that's definitely gonna throw him off. she's seen i
leaders in their own right throughout the united states. . during world war ii mr. watson defended his country by tracking subma reaps as a member of the coast guard. later in civilian life he would go on to hold executive board positions in both the boy scouts of america and girl scouts of america organizations. mr. watts' passion for volunteerism speaks volumes about his character. while he he lived in grand junction, colorado, he volunteered as an e.m.t. and then a paramedic for what is now st. mary's hospital and regional medical center in grand junction, colorado. upon relocation to gulfport, mississippi, mr. watts taught c.p.r. and first aid for the american red cross, a testament to his devotion to the well-being of the communities he has lived in and visited. perhaps one of the biggest accomplishments was in 1956 while he worked for the atomic energy commission. as a mine safety engineer in new mexico, mr. watts noticed a uranium boom town of more than 10,000 residents living without access to a local hospital for emergency services. with ambition and selflessness he took it up
that of the navy and coast guard who are part of it are at their wits end with what to do with these whom have many of been adjudged no threat to the united states and have been held indefinitely. in this case, the person who raised the issue has been judged ready for release. tohis despair, he has turned this faster he is not eating at all. it is time for us to move the issue. i understand it puts you havedelicate edition to conjecture on where this goes, but we will follow through. let me go through to a couple of issues. we had a long conversation about this torture issue. i thought what you said in a few words was what the attorney general refused to say. that, in fact, waterboarding was torture. here -- id some time won't -- about what was going on in the administration over the debate about waterboarding and other techniques interrogation. i think another point was about the pfizer courts. you said you did your best dot classifies so there was more information to the public to understand the decision-making and our government. that is consistent with our democracy. ,lthough there is an obliga
been judged no threat to the united states and are held indefinitely. in this case he has been held for 11 years. for the past four he has been judged ready for release. in his despair he has turned to not eating and all. i think it's time for us to move the issue. i understand it puts you in a delicate position to have conjecture on where this goes, but we will follow through. let me go through specifically a couple of issues. you and i have a long conversation yesterday. i thought what you said in a few words was what attorney general refused to say. in fact, water boarding was torture. i could spend some time here. i won't. what was going on within the administration, the debate over the use of water boarding and other coercive techniques in interrogation. more importantly was a point raised by senator schumer about the fisa courts. use it yesterday as deputy attorney general you did your best so that there was more information available to the public to understand the decision making. that is certainly consistent with our democracy and, although there is an obligation to keep us
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